Police in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital have detained the boyfriend of a 22-year-old undergraduate, Kabirat Sobola, murdered in her room on 4 March, 2023.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement today, April3: “What happened is that a boy came to report in Ibara Police Station that he can’t find his girlfriend at home for the past two days.
“The DPO in Ibara asked him if he was the girl’s parent and he replied that no, then the DPO asked him how he knew that they can’t find her.
“The DPO said they should detain him till the girl’s parents come to the station because it is the parent that has the right to report their daughter missing.
“They detained him and sent for the parents of the girl. When they arrived, they said they don’t know what happened to the girl and they all left with the boy and went to the residence of the girl. On getting to where the girl lived they got to know that the girl had died inside her room.
“From the investigation conducted, it was discovered that it was the boy that killed the girl, it seems they had fought before so, it seems he went to the girl’s house and killed her and he was arrested by the police and the case was transferred to the Homicide Section.”
The deceased, a National Diploma holder of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, was reportedly murdered in her room in Abeokuta on 4 March, 2023.